Natures Sunshine Products Inc

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NATR : NASDAQ : Consumer Goods
$12.0 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 14300.0
02/17/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.79 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.78% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)85.4479.59
EBITDA ($mil)6.274.61
EBIT ($mil)5.063.44
Net Income ($mil)4.162.77

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)42.2345.67
Total Assets ($mil)214.9196.68
Total Debt ($mil)9.011.2
Equity ($mil)140.35131.44

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin76.2475.54
EBITDA Margin7.345.79
Operating Margin5.924.32
Sales Turnover1.571.68
Return on Assets5.83.6
Return on Equity8.897.56
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.762.03
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)18.7518.63
Div / share0.10.1
Book value / share7.487.06
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume14328.020847.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.11 for the Personal Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.35. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.58 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.94 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.68. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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NATR 17.95 Peers 24.11   NATR 31.39 Peers 20.33

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

NATR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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NATR NA Peers 21.09   NATR NA Peers 2.03

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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NATR 1.58 Peers 7.68   NATR 37.50 Peers -2.99

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

NATR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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NATR 0.66 Peers 2.16   NATR 1.75 Peers -0.12

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

NATR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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